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The State of TV

Postby thatsmell » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:54 am

What is everyone watching these days?

Better Call Saul on AMC is great and really getting into Breaking Bad territory this season.
Ozark on Netflix is highly entertaining and season 2 will be released on Aug 31.
HBO's Hard Knock Cleveland Browns is also entertaining, albeint someowhat simlar each season, but seeing these monster athletes up close and personal is scary. Training Camp is no joke. Even for the downtrodden Browns.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby holmes435 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:09 am

We're wrapping up Wild Wild Country on Netflix - great documentary about the Rajneesh movement.

Making a Murderer was also great.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby dislaxxic » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:39 pm

Got into "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon...good writing, the production level is top-notch, and the female lead is pretty easy on the eyes...just sayin'...

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Re: The State of TV

Postby old salt » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:21 pm

thatsmell wrote:What is everyone watching these days?

Better Call Saul on AMC is great and really getting into Breaking Bad territory this season.

The lead in promo to Better call Saulhooked me into checking out Lodge 49, which follows.

Pleasantly surprised (so far). It's got kind of a Cohen Bros, Big Lebowski thing goin'.
It's got a funky SoCal vibe, not unlike Terriers, which is also worth a look if it's avail on Netflix.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby ChairmanOfTheBoard » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:32 pm

evil genius was good. 4 part documentary about a group of acquaintances that orchestrated some grisly murders.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby Typical Lax Dad » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:25 pm

thatsmell wrote:What is everyone watching these days?

Better Call Saul on AMC is great and really getting into Breaking Bad territory this season.
Ozark on Netflix is highly entertaining and season 2 will be released on Aug 31.
HBO's Hard Knock Cleveland Browns is also entertaining, albeint someowhat simlar each season, but seeing these monster athletes up close and personal is scary. Training Camp is no joke. Even for the downtrodden Browns.


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Re: The State of TV

Postby Brooklyn » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:47 pm

Gotta admit I am really enjoying Pooch Sleuth Inspector Rex on DVD:


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Also watching Wallander (the Krister Henriksson series).
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Re: The State of TV

Postby old salt » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:45 am

Thank You, Mr. Robot
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Re: The State of TV

Postby old salt » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:56 pm

AMC to air another BBC adaption of a John LeCarre' novel -- The Little Drummer Girl
To air Nov 19-21, 6 chapters in 3 x 2 hr blocks. Same treatment as The Night Manager, which I enjoyed very much.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby johnnyonthegunpowder » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:34 pm

Woh, a separate thread for Prime and Netflix? We're livin high on the hog, fellas. But, gotta go with the old thread salut1

Programming these days is just such absolute garbage. I did the usual: spend 20 minutes looking for something to watch, then give up and consider cancelling my account. But I live in the middle of nowhere and need Prime to shop. After that instinct I do the usual searches in Prime: climbing, hunting, Baltimore, Canadian saints, New Orleans, Bayou life, sustainability, rednecks, Georgia wiregrass, Wallace Stevens, Merchant Marine life, Gulf of Aden, Snow Leopards, Orcas, freediving, Gulf of the St. Lawrence, Isle de la Magdalene.

It was the "freediving" search that hit this time. I spent 20 minutes looking for some good show to watch and ended up watching a guy, completely still, hold his breath for 20 minutes in a pool in the middle of dowtown Zagreb. It was absolutely thrilling. It reminded me of how difficult and simple it is to capture the human spirit and the excitement that follows. I watched a guy face down in a pool of water stay completely still and it was better than anything Netflix or Prime could push. Amazing. It is called "My Life Without Air".

I was also blown away by the documentary titled "Following Seas". Let me know what you think. Both of these films are on Prime. Hope you guys are well!

Old Salt, Night Manager was sooo good. I'll have to check out this other one you recommend as well.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby old salt » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:43 pm

Ray Donovan is back. After the way last season ended, I wondered if the story line had run it's course.

Very creative & entertaining bridge, shifting it to NYC. ...I'm still hooked.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby Jim Malone » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:39 pm

BBC seems to have a better grasp on drama than any American public network.

Bodyguard which Netflix picked up was as interesting as promoted in daily rags TV columns.

Tom Hardy in Taboo crime series is delirious and on Hulu

Julia Roberts can act in Homecoming on Amazon Prime which needs to keep some more Bosch coming non-stop.
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Re: The State of TV

Postby DD-Tech » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:42 pm

Worst Place To Be A Pilot

Documentary on the guys that fly Susi Air. Trying to get their hours to break into the commercial jobs. Fun show.

Been enjoying this one. Can be watched on youtube.
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